The school years are so brief and yet they are the time when young people are most open to new ways of learning and understanding. This is an opportunity which cannot be wasted.
We teach students in a way which develops enthusiasm and engagement, fostering global citizens who remain keen learners and are prepared to negotiate a future we cannot yet imagine. Radford aims to nurture students to become innovative, compassionate, resourceful, helpful and exceptional leaders of tomorrow.
Learning is a fluid process involving mutual respect and collaboration between the staff and students. We allow our students to be inquisitive and value their ability to question what they are learning. We recognise that old teaching methods which were effective in the past may not be applicable in the modern world. With this in mind, we are constantly monitoring best-practice teaching methods and adapting where it is in the students’ best interest to do so.
Radford College aims to teach our students the importance of values. We teach them to value humanity, learning, and to their own potential. In addition to the core components of the Australian Curriculum, we offer a range of other courses to ensure we value the strengths of all children.
Spiritual education underpins life at Radford College. Radford is an Anglican school and is vitally concerned with the development of the whole person. Religious and Values Education (RaVE) is a core subject for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. They are provided a space to reflect and explore their spirituality. They are taught about the Anglican faith and value system, but also about the other major world religions, in order to live with understanding and compassion.
Happy, relaxed students learn more efficiently and with more enthusiasm, so we attempt to make the curriculum engaging and fun wherever possible. We believe that a positive association with learning will give our students a great advantage in life and we hope this allows them to be lifelong learners.